Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Taking Time To Listen

                                    

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

            Yes, I learn more when I listen than when I speak.       

            If I admit to myself that I don’t know it all, that I don’t have to dominate the conversation, to show others how much I know, then I can really learn.  In listening, there is evaluation, analysis, and, gasp, thinking.

            I might even change my views, and look at the world, or at least a small part of it, in a different way. 

            And, in the listening, I will learn, gaining new wisdom to meet the challenges of life.


--Neal Lemery 1/12/2016

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